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Caring is the sbcth quality of intimate relationships that we discussed. It too grows and changes over time. Initially, in intimate relationships caring may be perceived as romantic love or sexual passion. Over time, this frequently changes into mutual concern and affection, followed by a deeper form of love (Cunningham & An till, 1981). Time is required for the development and evolution of all of the qualities. It seems to serve as a path over which they travel. There seems to be the implication of a straight path, leading from litfle "knowl­ edge/mutuality/interdependence" to great depths of knowing and 2 Cognitive Interaction and Intimacy 35 being known.

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